New push to protect poor as U.S. approaches fiscal cliff

September 26, 2012 - 05:00 PM
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Strong interview September 25, 2012

This week, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde called on U.S. and European leaders to take urgent action and deal with a faltering economy. She says the global economy will recover gradually, but that growth will be weaker than anticipated.

Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers called it a day -- leaving Washington for seven weeks without passing any substantial fiscal legislation.

Jonathan Strong, staff writer for CQ Roll Call discussed the approaching fiscal cliff with Capital Insider.

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